Obituaries for October 6
Fumiko Aoki, 98, of Hilo died Sept. 13 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Pepeekeo, she was a housewife and member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, George (Sharon) Aoki of Honolulu and Wayne Aoki of Kapolei, Oahu; daughters, Arlene (Wayne) Honda of Honolulu and Phyllis (Harry) Yoshiki of Honaunau; brothers, Giichi (Yvonne) Moriwaki of Chicago, Haruo (Sue) Moriwaki and Tokumo “Nelson” (Gladys) Moriwaki of Honolulu, Hatsumi “Don” Moriwaki of Hilo; sisters, Kikuno Goh of Santa Ana, Calif., and Robert (Kay) Blakeney of San Diego; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Bette Mae Barrett, 78, of Keaau, died Sept. 29 at home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was a professional seamtress and artist. Private services. Survived by son, Steven (Diane) Barrett of Keaau; daughter, Elisa Adams of California; sister, Shirley (Tom) Thurston of California; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Joseph Walter “J” Conner, 71, of Hilo died Sept. 7 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Detroit, he was the owner of The Home Place furniture store and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Ma Catherine Jane Jarque “Rose” Conner of Hilo; brother, Tim Conner of Detroit; sister, Nancy (Carl) Westhoff of Detroit; father-in-law, Rogelio Jarque of Philippines; mother-in-law, Ma Paz Delmonte Jarque of Philippines. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Ethel Adela Kaniho Kauhi, 80, of Waimea died Sept. 11 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Kukuihaele, she was a retired sales clerk for the former McInerny in Waikoloa. Visitation 9–11 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by sons, Daniel (Georgette) Kaniho of Guam, Keith (Arma-Lee) Kaniho of Waimea and Darren (Shirley) Kaniho of Puuanahulu; daughter, Danette (Melvin) Perreira of Waimea; brothers, Wilfred (Connie) Duldulao of Milwaukee, Adolph “Duffy” (Debbie) Duldulao of Honokaa and Clerman (Sandy) Duldulao of Honolulu; sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Tomas and Bernice (Alfred) Berdon of Waimea, Katherine “Katie” (Lawrence) Fujioka of Kukuihaele, Sally Kanekoa-Kim of California, Charlotte Rodrigues of Honokaa; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
James “JJ” Kendall Kaeo McGivern Jr., 27, of Paauilo, died Sept. 13 at Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua. Born in Hilo, he was a laborer and finish carpenter apprentice. Visitation 8-9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Survived by, fiancée, Ryanne Dias of Paauilo; daughter, Jasmine Dias-McGivern of Paauilo; father, James (Linda) McGivern Sr. of Honokaa; mother, Lisa (Al Aquino) Lorenzo of Honokaa; sisters, Jammielee (Anu DeMello) McGivern, Jarrielyne McGivern and Joanna Batalona of Honokaa, Joylene (Kaui Kalamau) Batalona of Oahu; brother, Jovin “Bubba” Batalona of Honokaa; maternal grandmother, Gertrude Lorenzo of Honokaa; paternal grandparents, Sam and Lani David of Honokaa and James Sandifer of Tennessee; hanai sister, Royalan “Codos” Cordoban of Honokaa; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Alan Haruo “Waldo” Unoki, 54, of Pepeekeo died Sept. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a truck driver for Kulana Foods. Visitation 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by mother, Miyoko Blanche Unoki of Pepeekeo; brothers, Calvin (Vanessa) Unoki of Pepeekeo, Karl (Merle) Unoki of Hilo and Wesley (Cynthia) Unoki of Hakalau; sisters, Charlene Unoki of Honolulu and Susan (Robert) Wong of Hilo; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Carol VanDermyden, 43, of Captain Cook died Sept. 27 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Mather, Calif., she was co-owner of Oven & Butter and a former mortgage broker. Celebration of life and pupu potluck will be held at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Manini Beach in South Kona. For information call 640-8074. Survived by husband, Steve VanDermyden of Captain Cook; sons, Dakota Clark, Maverick Clark and Caymen Clark of Loomis, Calif.; stepdaughters, Kirstyn (Rob) Langley of Manhattan, Mont., Shawna VanDermyden of Federal Way, Wash., Kara (Tanner) Jossi of Great Falls, Mont., and Stephanie VanDermyden of Montana; mother, Ellen Larson of Folsom, Calif.; sisters, Julie (Ruben) Cruz of Yuba City, Calif., Dianna (Don) Blair of Wilmington, N.C., Jean Larson of Oregon and Genevieve (Ike) Nagasawa of Auburn, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
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